The short version
Your privacy is important to me. I take reasonable precautions to safeguard all personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) you provide. Non-personally identifiable information (such as IP address, country and computer operating system) are also collected when you visit this site, and used for analysis and improving the site.
The longer version
I recognise the importance of your privacy. This policy applies to any service offered in this site. Any third party sites mentioned may have different privacy policies, and you are encouraged to read their privacy policies.
Information you provide – These are personal information provided voluntarily, which includes (but not limited to) your name and email address (such as when commenting on an article). For certain site interactions (such as product purchases), I may request your payment account information (such as credit card information), which are handled with extreme care by secure payment servers. Your payment account information is not stored anywhere on the site.
Cookies – Small files stored on your computer. They do not contain any personally identifiable information, unless it’s provided by you (such as when logging in).
Site visits – Information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address, web browser type, date/time of visit and so on are captured on server logs and with traffic analysis technology.
Uses of collected data
Your name and email address may be used to contact you with useful and relevant information. I may also use it to say hi. I don’t bug you or otherwise send unsolicited emails to you. You detest spam. I do too.
Any personal information you provide is held in strict confidence by me, and will not be sold or given to another party, except in limited cases such as fulfilling a legal requirement.
Your visits are tracked by cookies and other web technologies, and the information is used for analysing traffic trends and improving the site. The information is in aggregated form, and you cannot be personally identified with these data unless you volunteered the information in the first place.